Renault and Nissan, the French and Japanese automotive alliance
partners, announced the establishment of a new research and development
joint venture in Shanghai, China, the Alliance Automotive Research and
Development (Shanghai), Ltd., which will be referred to as Alliance
Innovation Lab Shanghai (AIL-SH).
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc., announced that Didi Chuxing Technology
Co.’s primary auto solutions platform, Xiaoju Auto Leasing Division, and
Kandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd. (a joint venture by Kandi
Vehicles and Geely Group, Ltd. including its affiliates), a well-known
Chinese pure electric vehicle manufacturing enterprise, took the next
step in their collaboration by establishing a strategic partnership in
order to take advantage of shared resources and opportunities. As a
result of a series of key discussions, the JV Company and Didi Chuxing
signed a major customer cooperative framework contract.
Electrification will rapidly increase the need for batteries. A new
solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum makes over 80% of the
electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back
into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the
need to mine cobalt, nickel, and other scarce metals.
TransPower, an advanced clean transportation technology company, and
Meritor, Inc., a leading manufacturer of axles and brake systems and
investor in TransPower, announced the completion of two multi-year
projects for the development, testing and evaluation of advanced,
zero-emission electric yard tractors and Class 8 trucks.
MG (Morris Garages) recently unveiled its global pure electric SUV, the
MG eZS, scheduled for launch across international markets soon. To be
introduced in India by December this year, MG eZS will be one of the
first global pure electric SUVs in the country.
EVgo, a public fast charging network, announced that it has completed or
has in construction 14 battery storage systems located at 11 fast
charging stations, the largest deployment of battery storage systems at
public fast charging stations in the US.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd, India’s second largest car manufacturer, and
largest exporter since inception, showcased the Global ‘Blue Link’ Car
Connected Technology and Beyond. The company also shared various pan
India initiatives across Sales, Service and Customer Relationship
Management (CRM) for the seamless rollout of Hyundai Blue Link
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta MY19 is being projected into the future of
mobility with the launch of U-Go by Leasys, the first innovative and
integrated mobility platform that offers peer-to-peer car sharing
solutions to retail customers.
Spanish automaker, Seat, announced its strategic collaboration with the
electric kicksharing start-up UFO, through XMOBA Ventures, to make 530
Seat eXS kickscooters powered by Segway available to the public in
Automotive Grade Linux, a collaborative cross-industry effort developing
an open source platform for connected car technologies, has announced
that Volkswagen has joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and the Linux
Foundation, the nonprofit organisation enabling mass innovation through
San Jose-based Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation’s (SAIC)
Innovation Centre has been demonstrating its automated, all-electric
shuttle around a defined loop of the solar-panel-lined in University of
California, Davis’ West Village neighbourhood.